A man standing in the front yard of his north Tracy home was shot and killed by a drive-by shooter Friday afternoon.
The San Joaquin County coroner identified the victim Monday afternoon as Raul Rodriguez, 48.
Lt. Craig Miller said Friday that someone in a car fired multiple shots at a home on the 1100 block of Duncan Drive between Neves Street and Chester Drive around 1:30 p.m. The car went toward Chester Drive.
Rodriguez was standing outside the house in the front yard and was struck by the gunfire. Lt. Trevin Freitas confirmed later in the afternoon that Rodriguez had been taken to an area hospital, where he died. The police would not say how many times he was shot.
Miller said the police did not know whether Rodriguez or someone else in the house was the shooter's intended target. He was the only person injured.
Reports by witnesses suggest that the shooter was in a dark-colored sedan, “possibly occupied by two males with dark complexions,” according to a Monday press release from Tracy Police Department.
As of Monday afternoon, no one has been arrested or taken into custody in connection with the killing.
The killing is the first of 2020. The last homicide in Tracy was the unsolved Nov. 13 killing of Steven Weber, who was cut or stabbed to death in Dr. Powers Park.
Anyone with information on Friday’s shooting can call Detective Jose Silva at 831-6674 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People can also leave an anonymous tip with Tracy Crime Stoppers, 831-6847 or www.tracycrimestoppers.com.